The battle between the Capitals and Devils didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as New Jersey was handed a 7-2 defeat on Saturday at Verizon Center.
The Capitals were a -145 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 6.
Washington got goals from Alex Ovechkin (2), Jason Chimera, Tomas Fleischmann, Brooks Laich, Eric Fehr, and John Carlson in the victory. Carlson opened the scoring at 2:24 of the first period.
Michal Neuvirth turned in a 31-save effort for the Capitals.
New Jersey got goals from Jason Arnott and Henrik Tallinder in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
New Jersey got a 15-stop effort from Martin Brodeur in the loss.
Washington scored 1 time on 5 chances on the power play, while New Jersey went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Washington lost the shots on goal battle to New Jersey by a margin of 33-29.
Next game, Washington takes its act home to face Ottawa looking for another win. For New Jersey, they head home to face Pittsburgh.